Best Poison-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

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Pokemon Go is gaining popularity again and everyone is starting to research what kind of Pokemon to catch, train and use in raids/battles. In this guide, we take a look at Pokémon Poison! gives you some quick type and Pokemon stats to make sure you know what to look for and how to win.

Best Poison-type Pokémon in Pokémon Go

Before we begin, we want to cover a few important points while reading this list. Everything in the list below affects how we rank the best Pokemon, so you'll want to check it out at least once.



  • Pokémon Modifications: Certain Pokémon can be modified into different versions, which greatly strengthens them so as to place them at the top of a list, even if their standard version would not be there. For this reason, we've included a separate list of the best Modified Poison Pokémon.
  • Combination Types: Any Pokemon type can be mixed with any other type, which can cause confusion in choosing the best one. These secondary types can alter the recommended moveset, weaknesses, and other important stats such as Max CP. However, Poison-exclusive Pokémon are rare, so we've included a separate list for them.
  • The Algorithm: We determine our lists by getting the stats of the ten Pokémon with the highest CP in their category. Then we take the averages of their max CP, attack, defense, and stamina. Ranks are determined by which Pokemon has the best overall placement of those stats. We did it this way because it means you don't just get the highest CP, but rather the strongest Pokemon ranked by balanced averages.
  • Lists of major poison types: The list below provides you with all the lists we provide in this guide for Pokémon Poison.
    • Top ten types of poison overall (excluding modified products)
    • The five main types of poison only
    • Top 5 Altered Poison Types
  • Strengths/Weaknesses: This list will provide you with all the weaknesses and strengths of Poison-type Pokémon.
    • Strong Weakness(es): None
    • Weakness(es): Ground, Psychic
    • Resistance(s): Bug, Fairy, Fighting, Grass, Poison
    • Strong resistance(s): Poison

The ten main types of poison

  • # 1: Roserade
    • CP max: 3359
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 243/185/155
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Mud Bomb
  • #2: Muk
    • CP max: 3117
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 190/172/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Gunk Shot
  • #3: Venusaur (Attached)
    • CP max: 3075
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 198/189/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Vine Whip
      • Charge Attack: Frenzied Plant
  • #3: Crobat (Attached
    • CP max: 2992
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 194/178/198
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Air Slash
      • Charge Attack: Mud Bomb
  • # 5: Gengar
    • Max CP: 3254
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 261/149/155
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Shadow Claw
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • # 6: Nidoking
    • CP max: 2902
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 204/156/191
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • #7: Tokicroak (Tie)
    • CP max: 2813
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 211/133/195
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Dynamic Punch
  • #8: Nidoqueen (Tie)
    • CP max: 2812
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 180/173/207
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Earthquake
  • # 9: Vileplume
    • CP max: 2893
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 202/167/181
    • Best Moveset
      • Fast Attack: Acid
      • Charge Attack: Mud Bomb
  • # 10: Drapion
    • CP max: 2773
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 180/202/172
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Poison Sting
      • Charge Attack: Mud Bomb

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The five main types of poison only

  • #1: Muk
    • CP max: 3117
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 190/172/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: HGunk Shot
  • # 2: Garbodor
    • CP max: 2651
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 181/164/190
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Infestation
      • Charge Attack: Gunk Shot
  • # 3: Weezing
    • CP max: 2592
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 174/197/163
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Infestation
      • Charge Attack: Mud Bomb
  • # 4: Seviper
    • CP max: 2380
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 196/118/177
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Poison Fang
  • # 5: Swalot
    • CP max: 2236
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 140/159/225
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Infestation
      • Charge Attack: Mud Bomb

Top 5 Altered Poison Types

  • #1: Mega Venusaur
    • CP max: 4181
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 241/190/246
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Vine Whip
      • Charge Attack: Frenzied Plant
  • #2: Mega Gengar
    • CP max: 4902
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 349/155/199
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick attack: lick
      • Charge Attack: Shadow Ball
  • #3: Alola Muk
    • CP max: 3117
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 190/1723/233
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Bite
      • Charge Attack: Gunk Shot
  • #4: Mega Beedrill
    • CP max: 3824
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 303/163/148
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Poison Jab
      • Charge Attack: Mud Bomb
  • # 5: Weezing galarien
    • CP max: 2592
    • Attack/Defense/Stamina: 174/197/163
    • Best Moveset
      • Quick Attack: Tackle
      • Charge Attack: Play Brutally

If you own any of the Poison Pokémon listed above, we suggest you research Raids and Battles! Remember: with Poison Pokemon, you want to avoid fighting their counters, primarily Fire Pokemon. Check back for updates each season!



Want to see the best of some other guy? Check out our guides for the best Fighting-Type Pokemon and the best Bug-Type Pokemon!

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